Exploring Ushuaia in Argentina



Yesterday we explored the National Park here at Ushaia right on the border with Chile,spectacular
scenery with snow capped Andes coming down into the blue ocean.
We were very lucky with the weather as it was mostly sunny with just a few snow showers early in the morning.


Sunrise from the waterfront




Snowy Andes



THE highlight of our day was a wonderful male Magellanic Woodpecker - our mosted wanted bird of the trip !

Also there were Andean Condors soaring in the sun against the blue sky over the snow-capped mountains - just brilliant.


Andean Condor - photo by Tropical Birding



During the day we enjoyed Upland Geese, Kelp goose, Ashy-headed Goose, Flightless Steamer Duck,
Red Shoveler,Chiloe Wigeon, Yellow-billed Teal, Great Grebe, Magellanic Oystercatcher,
Hudsonian Godwit, Bairds Sandpiper, Chilean Skua,South American Tern, Southern Giant Petrel,
Black-faced Ibis, Chilean Hawk,White-throated Caracara,Austral Parakeet and loads more !!


Southern Giant Petrel- photo by Tropical Birding




Chiloe Wigeon - photo by Tropical Birding



What a great first day !


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